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Cheektowaga man accused of driving impaired while on drugs in West Seneca

A Cheektowaga man spotted driving recklessly on Clinton Street was charged with operating a vehicle impaired by drugs about 4 a.m. Monday, West Seneca police said.

Michael Lawicki, 26, who also was wanted on a traffic warrant by the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, was charged with moving from a lane unsafely, following too close and operating a motor vehicle with suspended and improper plates.

Officer James J. Gehen, who initiated the traffic stop, discovered 10 marine batteries with fresh-cut cables attached and numerous GPS units in the suspect’s vehicle, police said. And during the booking procedure, narcotics were discovered in the pants of Nowicki, who was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, police added.

The West Seneca Detective Bureau is attempting to locate the owners of the recovered property, authorities said.